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Mindful Running Workout

We recently ran a mindful running post on Fit Bottomed Zen with the 411 on Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) from William Pullen, the psychotherapist who has literally written the book — Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy to Improve Low Mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression — on it. And today, we’re sharing…

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Things I’m Loving Friday #213

Hello, hello! How are you guys today? I’m not sure what it was about this week but I felt off and seemed to be in a funk all week long. After a few of “those days” back-to-back in the beginning…

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How to Follow a Trail: Blazes and Trail Anatomy

When the pilots of small aircraft fly in clear weather, they often orient themselves by referring to visible landmarks like roads, buildings, or obvious terrain features rather than flying by navigation instruments. They can still refer to their instruments if…

Mountain Bloodline: The San Gabriels

by Bryn Barabas Potter This past fall, the National Forest Foundation sponsored a blog contest to celebrate local community connections the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument outside of Los Angeles. Special thanks to REI, Southwest Airlines and Grand Trunk for…

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13 Things Only a Runner Would Say

Runners have, shall we say, a unique perspective. To non-runners, a lot of it may sound crazy. In the spirit of unity, we decided to decode some of the most common runner-speak and do a little explaining as to just…

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5k Pace Track Workout

I have loads of friends who are strong runners who don’t bat an eye at training for a half marathon (or something even longer) — but they hate doing speedwork. Now, I find this fascinating because I find the longer…

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Easy Cilantro Shrimp Appetizer

This Easy Cilantro Shrimp Appetizer is the perfect light and simple crowd-pleasing dish to bring to your next party. It’s a one-dish recipe that’s easy to make and bursting with flavor thanks to cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime…

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Best Backpacking Cook Pots: Titanium, Aluminum, or Stainless Steel?

Backpacking cook pots are available in titanium, aluminum, and stainless steel but there are significant differences in the cost, performance, and durability between them. What are the pros and cons of each material and other factors that you should consider…

How to Use Resistance Band Exercises in Your Workouts

The first rule of resistance training: you don’t need weights to create resistance. Whether it’s with bodyweight exercises, dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, or resistance band exercises, there are many ways to challenge your body, build muscle, and burn fat. If you’ve…

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Finish The Year Strong With Your Own Set of Firsts

The beginning of each new year is a popular time to reinvent yourself and reach for bigger and better goals. Lucky for you (or maybe unlucky for you, depending on how you look at it), we don’t believe in waiting…